Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has agreed to amend the Development (Special Provisions) Draft Bill as it was defeated in three provincial councils say reports.
The Bill was defeated at Uva Provincial Council on the 22nd and in North – Central and Northern PCs yesterday (23rd). In the Northern PC it was rejected even without having a discussion regarding the Bill.
Yesterday Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe convened a discussion of all chief ministers but only chief ministers from Uva, Western, Southern and Eastern provinces had participated.
It is reported that an attempt has been made to create a super minister with special powers that supersedes powers of the President and appoint a stalwart of the UNP to the post.